Responsive Web Design

Responsive design is a popular topic in the web design world at the moment and the importance of having a responsive website has dramatically increased in importance this year. You may be surprised to hear what percentage of users are accessing your website on mobile devices but this is a trend that is only going to grow.

wordpress responsive web designWordPress were an early adopter of the “mobile first” approach and have been working that way with theme development for some time. So if your website is already built on WordPress and you are using a recent, modern theme your site is probably already “mobile friendly”. Without getting too technical a theme means a collection of files and images which give your website style, colour and images.

But why is a mobile friendly website important?

Well a user could really struggle to view an older website on a mobile device which will probably lead to them leaving to view a more viewable website and may never return to yours. Also Google have started to rank down sites that are not mobile friendly, this means that unless you are using a mobile friendly theme your website will appear lower in search results than more modern mobile friendly websites.

To clarify, mobile friendly means that your website can be viewed on mobile devices which include tablets and mobile phones. If your target audience will probably be using mobile devices to view websites then this will be an issue for you. You can find out really easily by submitting your website for a free review to Google, just follow this link to Google’s mobile friendly test and submit your websites address.

Regular website updates

It’s always a good idea to update your website both with content and design, all time spent on your site is time well spent. If you can login and edit your own page content your already a step ahead. If you are thinking of upgrading your website and would like some input just get in touch by calling 07732 614914 or use our contact page to get in touch with your questions.